The Japan/Scandinavia Tours 1994 and 1996 with documentary bonus material
A Region Free 4 DVD box set, having
a few flashbacks from the 1994 and 1996 actual concert footage, a fun and informational band reunion hang at Garden Rake Studios 20 years later, filmed by
Todd Homme, and a lot of bonus material, such as for instance a complete explanation by Jay Graydon on how to play his "Peg" solo, as well as a very cool jam
session in Jay's garden from 1989 with great musicians, including Steve Lukather, and so much more.
Label: Sonic Thrust Records
Cat. no: STRDVD-002
Release date: Early August, 2015
- I just got the 20th Anniversary 4DVD box set in the mail yesterday -- I watched all four DVD's last night and they are
The video concert clips from the 1994 tour look great and sound amazing !!! I have both Japanese DVD/CD All-Star sets from 1994 and 1996 but this new set
blows them away !!!!!
The reunion clips with Bill Champlin, Joseph Williams, Bill Cantos, Steve Porcaro, Ned Doheny, Jay, and others are fun to watch -- lots of inside
info and reminiscing - you'll love it !
Full of bonus stuff / videos -- Jay bowling, birthday party footage withSteve Lukather and David Foster, etc.
This is a MUST BUY for any fans of great Westcoast music !! You WILL love it !! - Rich Dudas
- The performance of "Pamela" you included is worth the price of admission by itself, Jay! Superb job as guitarist, MD, and DVD
producer! - Bill G. Degillio
- Hi Jay, got your all star DVD, is a killer! Way to go! - Andrea Sanchini
Jay Graydon on this DVD release:
after at least a year and a half of working on the Jay Graydon All Stars 20th anniversary documentary DVD, we are finally
finished! It is a 4-DVD format (near 4 hours).
If you have not seen the trailer, here it is ...
I spent much time remastering the audio of concert songs, etc. and it sounds so much better than before. Kerstin spent so
many hours editing the video! She
did a great job as you will see! The quality of some of the source footage is really low, especially from the 1996 tour and
my birthday party, but Kerstin
did her best to make the video look as good as possible. We decided on 4 DVDs as to not compress any video again making
it look as good as possible.
We are also working on licensing deals in other countries but that may take a while so for now the only place to get
the package will be through this
The documentary footage was videoed in my studio by my good friend, Todd Homme (great guitarist). The documentary stuff is
loaded with educational material, stories as to the concerts and recording of
Jay Graydon – Airplay For The Planet and much more. There is also much very
funny dialogue! The guys in the documentary are Bill
Champlin (Chicago), Joseph Williams (Toto), Steve Porcaro (Toto), Bill Cantos, Ned Doheny, John Van Tongeren, and
Jay Oliver. Sherwood Ball was also
interviewed in his home in Florida. If you like, we could mention credits as to all of the guys that attended.
Music: The music was videoed in 1994 and 1996 from concerts in Japan, Sweden, and Norway. Some of the concert
footage was released in 2007 BUT more music
never before released is included in the bonus material section.
There is bonus material such as finally a full explanation of the guitar solo on the Steely Dan song "Peg".
I was given a surprise birthday party on my 40th birthday (1989) and we have included some of the footage. I
was "roasted" by Sterling Ball, Steve
Lukather, David Foster, Tommy Tedesco, and others. Some of this is very funny! There is also music included
from a "jam session" with solos played
by Steve Lukather, Sherwood Ball, Jim Cox, and me never released before.
Please tell anyone you think may be interested and if you like go to my facebook page before and after the release.
In closing, I hope all of you enjoy this stuff. - Jay
Garden Rake Studios - Jay Graydon All Stars 20th Anniversary Edition - Band Reunion Night
A few pictures from the band reunion night at Garden Rake Studios 20 years after the first tour. So many fond memories and so many laughs! The musicians who were
able to come to Jay's band reunion hang this night were, apart from Jay Graydon (obviously), Bill Cantos, John van Tongeren, Bill Champlin, Joseph Williams, Ned
Doheny, Steve Porcaro, and Jay Oliver. Jay's good friend Todd Homme videoed the hang
and a huge part of the night is included in the DVD box set. The photos below are all copyrighted material, taken by Denise Marie Luko and all rights are reserved.
For a larger version of these images below, just click on the image.
Bill Cantos, Steve Porcaro, and Jay in the control room at Garden Rake Studios
Bill Cantos, Jay Graydon, and Steve Porcaro having fun in the control room
More fun in the control room with Ned Doheny, John Van Tongeren, and Joseph Williams
Bill Cantos pondering by Jay's grand piano at Garden Rake Studios
Steve Porcaro testing Jay's grand piano, while Bill Cantos and Jay are cheering
Bill Champlin explaining stuff to JVT, while Jay and Joseph are all ears
John Van Tongeren, Jay and Joseph can't believe what they are hearing
Champlin sharing his opinion on in-ear monitors on stage
The cats attentively listen to what Bill Champlin has to say
Champlin elaborates some more on how in-ears affect the sound
Graydon to Champlin:"and you didn't dig that, man?" ... big laughs ...
Joe Williams explains to the other cats why he needs in-ear monitors on stage
Jay Oliver has a great story about his experience from a sit-in gig with in-ear monitors
Jay laughing at something Joe Williams suddenly remembers from the tour ...
... and Steve Porcaro adds more details to this story, which makes it even funnier
Steve Porcaro showing how the engineer typically sets up the sound for Toto ...
... "right in line of Luke's two Marshall stacks, pointing right at him" ...
Bill Champlin and Jay Graydon enter into a nostalgic and reflecting state of mind ...
... which also affects Bill Cantos and John Van Tongeren, while Jay is absent ...
... but when Jay gets back to the studio they are all laughing their butts off again
Joseph Williams is happy and groovin' at Garden Rake Studios
John Van Tongeren
Ned and Joseph take a stroll down memory lane
Bill Champlin enjoying a few funny gig stories ...
... while Jay is waiting patiently for his turn ...